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Children's and Young Adult Literature: Authors & Illustrators

This guide includes resources and information about children's and young adult literature

People Behind the Books

From L. Frank Baum, to Laura Ingalls Wilder (below), to J.K. Rowling, Kate DiCamillo, and writers just getting started; authors and illustrators are interesting people.  Use the resources on this page to learn more about your favorite children's or young adult author or illustrator.

This is a five-star resource! provides a wealth of multimedia resources on K-12 books and authors or illustrators that can be used to support reading activities for all grades and content areas. If you are on campus, use this quick search box to begin exploring these resources. If you are off campus, use the link in the next column for best access.


Try these online or print resources when you are looking for biographical information about an author.  The online resources also may have reviews or criticism of their works.


Print Resources

All of these titles are in the reference section in Keffer Library. Click on the title for the call number.

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Conrad Woxland
Charles J. Keffer Library | MOH 206F
Subjects: Education, Psychology

More Author Information

In addition to, these are other good databases to try when you need information about an author. Use the links in the center column to connect.